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Emergency Medical Technician Technical Diploma

Program Code: 305313

*Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 EMT program applications: Student will apply to the EMT program by selecting “Apply Now” below. Student will complete the one-semester, 5-credit EMT class (10-531-102) for program completion.* Emergency Medical Responder/Emergency Medical Technician 1 {EMR/EMT1} prepares the student for the rigors to perform emergency patient care and basic life support in compliance with Wisconsin scope of practice. Successful completion of EMR/EMT1 prepares students for the National Registry certification exams and entrance into Emergency Medical Technician 2 {EMT 2}. EMT 2 will perform patient care, including the transport of injured and ill patients to hospital emergency departments. Graduates with the EMT Technical Diploma will have the potential for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician. Successful completion of the EMT program prepares graduates for the National Registry certification exams, required for WI DHS EMT licensure, and entrance into the Advanced EMT and Paramedic programs. Ambulance services in Wisconsin are volunteer, private, fire-based or hospital-based. This program is nationally accredited through the committee on accreditation of educational programs for EMS professionals under the auspices of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs.

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Employment Potential

A graduate with an Emergency Medical Technician technical diploma will have the potential for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Ambulance services in Wisconsin are volunteer, private, fire-based or hospital-based.

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Requirements for Program Entry

• *Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 EMT program applications: Student will apply to the EMT program by selecting “Apply Now” below. Student will complete the one-semester, 5-credit EMT class (10-531-102) for program completion.*
• Successful completion of EMR/EMT1 (10-531-111) OR verification of a current WI DHS EMR license obtained AFTER 8/1/2013
• EMT program application
• CastleBranch account (www.castlebranch.com)
• Current AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification, Criminal Background Check, and immunization requirements uploaded to student's CastleBranch account (www.castlebranch.com)
• Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body, condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance, at times, more than 125 pounds
• NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law

Program Availability

FULL TIME Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Green Bay
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Marinette
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Sturgeon Bay
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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Emergency Medical Technician technical degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-531-111 EMR/EMT 1 {Emergency Medical Responder/Technician 1}...Provides foundational knowledge for Emergency Medical Technician {EMT} candidates and all required curriculum for Emergency Medical Responder {EMR} candidates. Topics include: basic anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, airway management, cardiac management, basic medical care, medication administration, basic traumatic injury management, basic ambulance operations, and AHA CPR Basic Life Support certification. Students who successfully complete EMR/EMT 1, will be eligible to participate in the National Registry of EMT's {NREMT} EMR exams required for Wisconsin DHS EMR licensure.
10-531-112 EMT 2...Emergency Medical Technician 2 will build upon the foundational knowledge obtained in EMR/EMT 1. Topics include: Expanded knowledge in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and disease process, patient assessment, airway management, medication administration, and management of medical and trauma patients. Candidates who complete EMR/EMT1 and EMT 2 will be eligible to participate in the National Registry of EMT's {NREMT} EMT exams required for Wisconsin DHS EMT licensure.
Prerequisites: Completion of EMR/EMT1 (10-531-111) with a "C" or better OR current Wisconsin DHS EMR license issued after 8/1/13, completed EMT program application and requirements
SEMESTER TOTAL
5
TOTAL CREDITS
5
Curriculum Note
. Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-531-XXX courses. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a “C” in a program course may apply for re-entry into the program
. Successful program completion prepares and entitles the student to take the state license examination. A graduate is licensed only after successful completion of the licensing examination and application for a state license

Program Outcomes

• Apply preparatory aspects of emergency care
• Perform airway management
• Perform patient assessment
• Manage medical, behavioral, and trauma patients
• Adapt principles to pediatric cases
• Perform field operations

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Accreditation

• This program is nationally accredited through the committee on accreditation of educational programs for EMS professionals under the auspices of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Industry Credentials

• Students who complete the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program have the opportunity to be certified by the NREMT to achieve eligibility for EMS licensure by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services EMS Section

Wisconsin Caregiver Law

NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law (1997 WISCONSIN ACT 27). The completion of a caregiver background check includes the review of criminal records for convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behavior. Students accepted into this program must complete a background check through www.castlebranch.com AND complete a Background Information Disclosure (BID) form disclosing any acts, crimes, or convictions prior to program entry. The information provided in the BID form must be truthful and match any findings on the criminal record check. Information regarding this process is provided to students immediately upon acceptance into the program. Students with a criminal history may be denied access to placement at the discretion of the clinical or practicum site. Consequently, should a student have a history of convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behaviors, NWTC cannot guarantee clinical/practicum placement or guarantee graduation within typical program timing.

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